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HAMC experiences position cuts

By Staff | Jan 16, 2018

Seven positions were cut recently at the Heart of America Medical Center.

HAMC CEO Patrick Branco said that the cuts come in the wake of financial operations challenges the hospital is facing. It is unknown at this time if more positions will be cut.

“[We have a] commitment to provide services to the community,” said Branco, adding that at times those services come with costs that are higher than reimbursements.

Branco said the plan for HAMC is to be fiscally conservative and preserve as many jobs as possible while continuing to provide care.

Branco said that while positions have been cut, the hospital is not in danger of closing.

HAMC provides medical services to over 13,000 people within a 50-mile radius of Rugby. Founded in 1910, it is a Level V trauma center, with lab, x-ray, respiratory therapy, anesthesia and surgical staff; an 18-bed medical and post-surgical unit; and an intensive care unit. The hospital also swing bed, chemotherapy and other outpatient services.

– Tribune Staff Report

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